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  • in reply to: Hartz flea shampoo advice #117777 Report Abuse
    Bayne K
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    Shampoo is not a complete treatment by itself
    We hate to break it to you, but even the best flea shampoo is not a complete treatment for fleas by itself.

    That’s ’cause even the most effective flea shampoos won’t kill the entire population of fleas on your dog. Sure, the most potent shampoos can wipe out upwards of 90% of the infestation but don’t expect your dog to be totally clear of fleas, especially after the first wash. Getting rid of fleas requires a more holistic approach, which brings us to…

    Your house matters a lot
    Your dog may be the Ground Zero for the flea infestation but trust us when we say the infestation has probably spread a lot further than your dog’s fur. Fleas lay eggs on your dog but the eggs aren’t sticky so they tend to roll right off your dog’s fur and land all over your house – the carpet, the furniture, your dog’s bedding, your bed and so on.

    If your dog is infested with fleas, there’s a very good chance that there are flea eggs and larvae lurking in and around your home. That means that you can rid your dog of the fleas that are currently living on him, but he’ll just pick up another batch as soon as he lies down on the carpet or his bed.

    That’s why it is absolutely essential that you combine getting rid of fleas on your dog with getting rid of fleas in your home.

    Shampoo smart
    A good tip to make use of before you lather your dog up with flea shampoo: First, wet and apply the flea shampoo all the way around their neck. Lather that area immediately so the fleas can’t flee (pun intended) up from the body to the face.

    Once you’ve secured the neck roadblock, go ahead and shampoo up the rest of your dog’s body.

    Another helpful tip is to ease the entire process by bringing in some doggy treats to keep them busy while you lather and wait patiently for the fleas to die.

    8 Best Effective Flea Shampoos for Small Dogs
    https://goo.gl/2SBc5f

    in reply to: fleas! help! #116495 Report Abuse
    Bayne K
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    I learned first hand a few years ago that getting rid of fleas is no easy task. It sounds simple enough, but the problem is they have a tendency to keep coming back.

    After 20 years of owning pets I’d never had to deal with them before. So I went to the store, loaded up a bunch of flea products and got to work. After each treatment I’d let out a sigh of relief thinking they were finally gone, and yet a few days later the fleas would be back.

    The products I tried only offered temporary solutions, they weren’t getting rid of fleas for good. Don’t let yourself fall into that same trap. In this article I’ll share with you what works for getting rid of fleas, what doesn’t, and why fleas are so tricky to get rid of.

    https://www.wikifleas.com/2018/05/6-easy-natural-ways-to-get-rid-of-dog.html

    https://www.wikifleas.com/2018/06/Top-6-Effective-Flea-Treatments-for-dogs.html

    in reply to: Oral tick/flea and heartworm medication #116128 Report Abuse
    Bayne K
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    We have a house full of pets. No, really. We’ve got 3 dogs, about 10 cats, and 3 ferrets. That means we have our work cut out for us when it comes to flea control.

    Since we also have a house full of kids- who love their pets- I really hate to use topical, chemical flea control (not that it works well anyway) and I worry about what the chemicals are doing to our furry family members when they ingest so much of these pills or chews that supposedly get rid of fleas. Luckily, there are a lot of options to get rid of fleas naturally!

    This is why natural remedies are a good approach to dealing with fleas on dogs. Below are 6 natural ways of getting rid of dog fleas

    https://goo.gl/G6s7tQ

    in reply to: Flea and Tick treatment #116127 Report Abuse
    Bayne K
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    We have a house full of pets. No, really. We’ve got 3 dogs, about 10 cats, and 3 ferrets. That means we have our work cut out for us when it comes to flea control.

    Since we also have a house full of kids- who love their pets- I really hate to use topical, chemical flea control (not that it works well anyway) and I worry about what the chemicals are doing to our furry family members when they ingest so much of these pills or chews that supposedly get rid of fleas. Luckily, there are a lot of options to get rid of fleas naturally!

    This is why natural remedies are a good approach to dealing with fleas on dogs. Below are 6 natural ways of getting rid of dog fleas

    https://goo.gl/G6s7tQ

    in reply to: Flea & Tick Prevention #116126 Report Abuse
    Bayne K
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    We have a house full of pets. No, really. We’ve got 3 dogs, about 10 cats, and 3 ferrets. That means we have our work cut out for us when it comes to flea control.

    Since we also have a house full of kids- who love their pets- I really hate to use topical, chemical flea control (not that it works well anyway) and I worry about what the chemicals are doing to our furry family members when they ingest so much of these pills or chews that supposedly get rid of fleas. Luckily, there are a lot of options to get rid of fleas naturally!

    I am fairly certain that ever since Frontline came out so many years ago we have slowly been creating a breed of super flea that is immune to so many of the things we throw at them.

    That is the great thing about fighting nature with nature- most of the time you can’t build up a resistance to it! Now I won’t tell you that these are quick fixes because they aren’t. That being said, here are just 9 ways to get rid of fleas naturally.

    There are 6 natural ways of getting rid of dog fleas really helpfull
    https://www.wikifleas.com/2018/05/6-easy-natural-ways-to-get-rid-of-dog.html

    in reply to: Flea & tick prevention #116125 Report Abuse
    Bayne K
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    During this period you will have to avoid touching your pet, and this is quite hard especially for playful children. This is why natural remedies are a good approach to dealing with fleas on dogs. Below are 6 natural ways of getting rid of dog fleas:
    https://www.wikifleas.com/2018/05/6-easy-natural-ways-to-get-rid-of-dog.html

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